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  • Lara Tellis's avatar
    Lara Tellis 4/30/2022 12:07 PM
    Volunteered to help at the start line for the Texas MS 150 today. It gave me a chance to spend some time outside before it got too hot.
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Practice Mindfulness
    What was it like to practice mindfulness? If this is a practice for you already, what was something new you understood in practicing during Earth Month?

    JoAnn VanDeWater's avatar
    JoAnn VanDeWater 4/29/2022 7:01 AM
    It was difficult to stay still and reflect for 10 minutes, but now I am finding it easy to reflect for 15 minutes.  It feels really good to focus on myself for a little bit each day
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Cleaning Product Ingredients
    What was surprising about the ingredients in your cleaning supplies, personal care, and pet products?

    JoAnn VanDeWater's avatar
    JoAnn VanDeWater 4/29/2022 7:00 AM
    I didn't realize how harmful cleaning products were to the environment.  I am going to look for natural cleaning products going foward.
  • Reflection Question
    Climate & Ecosystems Explore My Area
    How can spending more time outdoors enhance your sense of place? Was there a new place in your region that was exciting to learn about and visit?

    JoAnn VanDeWater's avatar
    JoAnn VanDeWater 4/29/2022 6:59 AM
    I am fairly new to the area so I am excited to see there are many parks nearby.
  • Reflection Question
    Basic Needs & Security Take 5-Minute Or Less Showers
    With 5-minute or less showers reducing your water footprint, what do you plan to add next to your water conservation habits?

    JoAnn VanDeWater's avatar
    JoAnn VanDeWater 4/29/2022 6:58 AM
    I am trying to reduce my shower time to 4 minutes so when I wash my 2.5 feet of hair on Sunday, I can still feel like I am conserving some water by banking gallons.
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Safe Disposal of Medications and Household Chemicals
    Do you have any tips for others on finding locations that accept products for safe disposal?

    Lara Tellis's avatar
    Lara Tellis 4/27/2022 1:20 PM
    It seems like most pharmacies (including CVS and Walgreens) will accept unused medications. I have a bunch that I no longer take, which I am planning to take back to CVS.
  • Reflection Question
    Health & Equity Spend Time Outside
    What are the implications for a culture that spends most of its time inside and on screens?

    Lara Tellis's avatar
    Lara Tellis 4/27/2022 12:49 PM
    I know I feel pretty separated from nature when I am inside and on screens. It's almost like I live on a different planet, not Earth. I am also somewhat sheltered from the effects of climate change, such as excessive heat, when I stay inside with the air conditioning.
  • Reflection Question
    Economy & Communities Create A Readiness Plan
    What was it like to create a readiness plan? Did you find other resources you could share?

    Jillian Taylor's avatar
    Jillian Taylor 4/26/2022 9:45 AM
    The readiness plan was easier to create than I thought since we had previously discussed many of the parts of the plan ahead of time. I utilized the hurricane preparedness list for food/drink amounts that should be located in the home in case of loss of power.
  • Reflection Question
    Education & Livelihood Take Emerson’s Sustainability Training
    What did you think of the training? What new concepts did you learn?

    Dana Adams's avatar
    Dana Adams 4/26/2022 9:02 AM
    The terms used to describe sustainability are more complex that I realized. But I am very happy to see the direction that the world is moving in; I hope it is not too late for future generations.

  • Willie Washington's avatar
    Willie Washington 4/26/2022 6:18 AM
    This process has really helped me stay focused on Earth Month and the importance of us humans contributing to the cause and supporting the efforts! I have been more focused mainly because of  Eco challenge 2022! I plan to participate annually and I'm fortunate to be a part of such an awesome company that views this as being important!